Five shot in Balto. Co. over a span of hours

Two killed as in­ci­dents oc­cur be­tween Mon­day night, Tues­day morn­ing

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND - By Car­rie Wells Bal­ti­more Sun re­porter Ali­son Kneze­vich con­trib­uted to this ar­ti­cle. cwells@balt­

Five peo­ple were shot — two fa­tally — in sep­a­rate in­ci­dents in Bal­ti­more County be­tween Mon­day night and Tues­day, po­lice said.

Po­lice found a man suf­fer­ing from gun­shot wounds and ly­ing in the road in the 6000 block of Lib­erty Road in the Loc­hearn area about 9:15 p.m. Mon­day. A sec­ond shoot­ing vic­tim was found out­side a gas sta­tion nearby. Both died. Po­lice said they be­lieve the vic­tims were tar­geted.

“It is hor­ri­ble that we can con­tinue to be plagued by this vi­o­lence all around us,” said Bal­ti­more County Coun­cil­man Ju­lian Jones, who rep­re­sents the area. “It’s just crazy that we al­low so­ci­ety to be so flush with guns and vi­o­lence that this is where we are.”

Jones said con­stituents have con­tacted his of­fice re­cently to re­port sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity in the area where the men were shot, and he has en­cour­aged them to call po­lice.

Still, he said, “I’m shocked and ap­palled that this vi­o­lence is here.”

Po­lice did not re­lease the names of the vic­tims. About two dozen peo­ple have been killed this year in Bal­ti­more County.

In an­other in­ci­dent Mon­day night, a pizza de­liv­ery­man was shot while work­ing in the Ran­dall­stown area. Jones also rep­re­sents that area.

Po­lice said the man was hit at least once in the lower body af­ter “a brief ver­bal ex­change” with a sus­pect in the 4000 block of San­lee Road around 10 p.m.

The man drove him­self back to the pizza shop before he was taken to a hos­pi­tal, po­lice said. Po­lice ex­pect the man to sur­vive. They did not re­lease his name.

The sus­pect, who po­lice be­lieve was tar­get­ing the pizza de­liv­ery­man, ran from the scene, po­lice said.

Two peo­ple were shot in Es­sex on Tues­day morn­ing. Po­lice said that in­ci­dent started with an ar­gu­ment in a hall­way be­tween apart­ments in the 1400 block of Brown­ing Drive.

Two men were found with gun­shot wounds to the up­per and lower body. They were taken to a hos­pi­tal, where they were listed in se­ri­ous con­di­tion.

County Coun­cil­man Todd Cran­dall, who rep­re­sents the Es­sex area, said he was “dis­turbed” by the shoot­ings around the county.

“I am thank­ful that these types of in­ci­dents are a rar­ity in Bal­ti­more County,” he said. “The chronol­ogy is cer­tainly dis­turb­ing, and I’m thank­ful that that’s not the trend in Bal­ti­more County.”

Po­lice asked any­one with in­for­ma­tion on the shoot­ings to call 410-307-2020.

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